March 25, 2007
Paahhleezzze! Marc Marotta, while DOA Secretary and loyal Doyle cabinet officer, appointed a lawyer-Democrat-friend to head the state's IT program. The result is "$170 milllion worth of trouble." The Wisconsin State Journal, in an extensive look into the IT abyss, found that lawyer Miszewski was creative if not competent.
Get this and I am not making it up. Miszewski developed a secret program involving a Web site "run out of the basement of his home, with sections that were only accessible to hand-picked state IT employees who had been given, in a secret meeting, a brick and a special password." Whoa, Nelly!
A DOA union official complained that there were no clear criteria for membership in the "secret society" and that it hurt morale. As if clear criteria for membership is relevant to anything. "Secret" is the operative word.
Miszewski has resigned, Marotta is no longer in DOA, and the state looks stupid. The governor? I leave that to you.
Appointing a lawyer to head IT makes about as much sense as asking Tommy Thompson to chair the UW English Department.
Bricks, secret meetings, secret passwords? Someone said "adulthood is high school with money." Add power and you might understand this nonsense.
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